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Thursday, September 27, 2007

No One "Nose"

No One “Nose”…

About my major issues with my…nose. I’ve not only been self conscious about my nose since we did a silhouette project in 4th grade, I’ve been paranoid about anyone seeing my profile. The peak of my nose loathing was in high school when it seemed all that mattered was how people looked. If I knew someone was watching me from the side, I either turned directly toward or away from them so they wouldn’t see me from the side. Now, at 22, I feel like I’ve grown into it a little more, but am still slightly uncomfortable with my overall profile. I haven’t worn my hair in a ponytail to work or school in seven years, half out of habit, half from subconscious profile issues.

So now, this insecurity is back at the forefront of my worries. I want to wear my hair back for the wedding. I really would just go for it, but the problem is, on my wedding day my profile will be the only angle of my face showing and in all of my pictures for a lifetime to come, I will be slightly disappointed about it. I can’t help but worry that instead of being able to enjoy those few moments of exchanging vows, the fact that my jaw line and nose are exposed will be eating away at me inside.

I know this may seem extreme or materialistic, but it’s not even an everyday insecurity anymore, or even something I worry about other people looking at. Mostly, it’s the fact that I don’t feel pretty from that angle, and it’s supposed to be the day I feel the most beautiful, ever. I could just wear my hair down and curled, but then my face won’t be visible to anyone at all, and I’d like everyone to be able to see me gazing into the eyes of the man I’m marrying. He thinks I'm the most beautiful woman in the world, and that's really all I should be worried about.

Does anyone have anyone have any ideas on some loose hairstyles that might cover my ears and still allow some view of my face from the side?

These are a few I’ve seen:

2 Comments:

Blogger Miss Capitol Hill said...

Ooh I love this post. I don't have a giant nose but it certainly isn't petite or my best feature. Never thought of using hair to minimize it.

I like the site http://www.haircomesthebride.com for their celebrity inspiration album and their bridal gallery. They just have a lot of pics going on.

For covered ears but face showing I like -

10th row down 1st picture- http://www.haircomesthebride.com/photo1.htm

and

http://www.haircomesthebride.com/images/2006%20Brides/JoePhoto1.jpg

and

http://www.haircomesthebride.com/images/Celebrity%20Hairstyles/Jessica%20Simpson%2016.jpg


Mrs. Pink Peony had a similar style, check out her bio
http://community.theknot.com/cs/ks/user/page.aspx?username=MrsPinkPeony

and

Latinasian

http://community.theknot.com/cs/ks/user/page.aspx?username=latinasian

Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:28:00 PM  
Anonymous The Unbride said...

My Dear Miss Shirlington,
I too have had a thing with my nose over the years so I understand where you're coming from. But I can also tell you that it will bother you less and less as you get older, it will in fact make you even more beautiful than if you had a little cookie-cutter button nose. As I turn 30 in a couple of months, I can look back and see how much better life has gotten year after year, whether I love my nose or not. Definitely wear your hair back so that everyone can see your gorgeous face.
xo,
Justine

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 12:03:00 PM  

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